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Our first Film Festival is over, and it went even better than we could have imagined. A special thanks to all the film makers who came down, the great volunteers without whom we could have never managed to get thought the day and our fantastic guests for sticking through two and a half hours of film!

And a Special congratulations to A Roost for Every Bird director Jack Wormell who won our best film award as well as Cave Unicycling director Katie and Michael Garrett & Daisy director Charlie Taylor who won the runners up award!

On the 17th August we held our very first open submission short documentary festival. It was an afternoon of though provoking and entertaining films from around the world. Our final list now of 26 films can be seen via our film blog.

The festival ran from 2:30pm - 7:00pm in the Studio Theatre at Matthews Yard in Croydon. Click the link to view a full programme of the films. You can now see a list of the officially selected films here.

HELD Festival is run by Donna Lipowitz and Benjamin Bridges who met as filmmaker and subject on a short documentary challenge. Their idea was to put together a film festival that would be fun, uplifting and thought provoking. We hope you enjoy!

For any additional details please contact HELD festival@gmail.com and please join our mailing list to keep informed about our upcoming events.

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